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DomainSponsor Expands DOMAINfest to Europe

Early October event in Prague will focus on networking, building European business interest in online real estate–

[news release] DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization business unit of Oversee.net® and organizer of the DOMAINfest® series of conferences, said today that it will expand the highly regarded franchise into Europe with a conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

The two-day event will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 6 and 7, 2010 at the landmark Hotel Intercontinental located in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Building on the success of last month’s event in Santa Monica, California, the October meeting will continue DOMAINfest’s focus on increasing the value of Internet real estate and will offer a rich setting for extensive networking involving topics relevant not only to domain investors from Europe, but also from around the world.

Subject-matter experts will be invited to facilitate the networking sessions on Wednesday, October 6th.  The first day will also include a Moniker® Premium Domain Name Auction powered by SnapNames LiveTM technology.  Day 2 will be focused on social activities in and around Prague designed to provide the kind of shared experiences that can contribute to the building of long-term relationships between DOMAINfest Europe attendees.  Conference details, including the agenda and speakers, will be released in June, 2010.

“DOMAINfest Europe is an excellent opportunity for European publishers, online marketers, and domain-related service providers to meet and discuss ways to increase the value of domain names, which we like to refer to as Internet real estate, “ said Peter Celeste, Senior Vice President of Oversee.net and General Manger, Monetization Services. “The DomainSponsor team looks forward to becoming more engaged with the European domain investor community, and this forum is the perfect venue to exchange ideas and build relationships.  As with all DOMAINfest events, we will be offering affordable registration rates to encourage maximum participation from a wide range of talented professionals from both inside and outside our industry.”

In January, 2010, DomainSponsor hosted a highly successful DOMAINfest Global® conference in Santa Monica, California that attracted more than 600 professionals from a variety of internet-related industries.  The conference included a variety of sessions over a three day period, including a keynote fireside chat with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. This recent DOMAINfest conference also featured a first-ever PITCHfest contest, structured networking sessions, and moderated general sessions with experts from the world of investment, advertising, and marketing. Videos of each session, including the keynote fireside chat, can be viewed at www.domainfest.com.

In November 2009, DomainSponsor announced the establishment of its European head office in Frankfurt, Germany with Joerg Schnermann as General Manager.

Moniker® Auction
Moniker will host a live premium domain name auction on Wednesday, October 6 followed by an extended online-only auction from October 7 to October 14.  Specific start and end times for each auction event will be announced June 1, 2010.  The live auction offers real-time online viewing and bidding from anywhere in the world via a free software download.  Details on how to bid in-person or remotely in any Moniker live auction can be found at domainauctions.moniker.com.

Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities Registration for DOMAINfest Europe will be open June 1, 2010. The early bird registration rate will be US$395 until July 1st.  A discounted rate of US$495 will then be available until September 1st, at which point the price increases to US$595. Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact sales@domainfest.com .

About DOMAINfest®
Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net, the DOMAINfest® conference brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Visit www.domainfest.com for more information.

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker® and LowFares.comTM. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net.

Moniker DOMAINfest Domain Name Auction Continues Online

The Moniker Domain Name Auction that began at DOMAINfest continues online. High-quality domain names remain open for bidding until Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 12:15 p.m. Pacific time (3:15 p.m. Eastern time).

Corporations, advertisers and venture capitalists have recognized that internet real estate is an indispensable business and marketing tool. Interested bidders can view the catalog and participate in the extended auction by visiting domainfest.com/auction or https://www.snapnames.com/store/extended.action?ig=424.

Sample teasers include:

  • Guns.com    $882,000
  • Sources.com    $705,890
  • Paper.com    $600,000
  • Stills.com    $588,240
  • Publishing.com    $329,420
  • BeautyProducts.com    $294,120
  • CollegeTuition.com    $211,770
  • DiscountMall.com    $191,120
  • Bachelor.com/.net/.org    $184,710
  • UsedComputers.com    $180,000
  • HeartDisease.com    $176,480
  • Temp.com    $176,480
  • Fixed.com    $174,120
  • Free.asia    $147,060
  • JF.com    $147,060
  • Pig.com    $147,060
  • Search.asia    $147,060
  • NewFoundland.com    $129,420
  • QR.com    $125,000
  • FitnessCenter.com    $123,530
  • Adulto.com    $117,650
  • Saws.com    $117,650
  • MensJewelry.com    $117,060
  • Manufacture.com    $105,890
  • Mistress.com    $105,890
  • SaintPetersburg.com    $105,890
  • Doug.com    $100,000
  • eFare.com    $94,120
  • Let.com    $88,240
  • PartyRentals.com    $88,240
  • ShowMyIP.com    $88,240
  • Spoilers.com    $88,240
  • YQ.com    $85,000
  • 48.com    $80,000
  • CellularService.com    $80,000
  • TechnologyJobs.com    $75,300
  • Susan.com    $75,000
  • DatingOnline.com    $70,000
  • eBills.com    $60,000
  • Housekeepers.com    $58,830
  • Nachos.com    $58,830
  • Workstation.com    $58,830
  • Taxes.org    $57,650
  • eScan.com    $52,950
  • GolfGame.com    $52,950
  • FamilyVacation.com    $49,420
  • Lungs.com    $41,180
  • OperatingSystems.com    $41,180
  • SchoolLoans.net    $35,300
  • HighDefinition.com    $35,000
  • HotelBargains.com    $30,000
  • UsedStuff.com    $30,000
  • Careers.info    $17,650
  • LC.ca    $17,650
  • PX.net    $15,000
  • CD.ca    $14,120
  • CashmereCoats.com    $12,500
  • YT.net    $12,360

Moniker.com Will Auction Premium Internet Real Estate at DOMAINfest Global 2010 Conference

Haiti Relief Effort to Benefit from Low and No Reserve Auction

Moniker.com has released its list of premium domain names for its live and extended online auction at the DOMAINfest Global 2010 conference. The live auction is scheduled for Thursday 28 January. There will also be a low- and no-reserve auction for a package of 51 names, with 50% of the sale proceeds to benefit PAZAPA (www.siloe.org), a nonprofit organization that provides care, treatment, and education for handicapped children in Haiti.

For more information see the news release below:

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 25, 2010) —- Moniker.com®, an Oversee.net® company, released its list of available premium domain names at its live and extended online auction at the DOMAINfest Global® 2010 conference.  The live auction is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. US Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time) on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.

Moniker will also conduct a low- and no-reserve auction for a package of 51 names, with 50% of the sale proceeds to benefit PAZAPA (www.siloe.org), a nonprofit organization that provides care, treatment, and education for handicapped children in Haiti.

Moniker auctions offer top quality domains perfect for monetization or for building an online brand/destination site.  Domains available in the auction cover all price points and all categories.

Premium domains

Premium domain names for the live auction include:

  • Bachelor.com/.net/.org
  • Husband.com
  • LoanCalculator.com
  • SpamGuard.com
  • Paper.com
  • MGR.com
  • HighDefinition.com
  • PreQualified.com
  • PearlEarrings.com
  • Proof.com
  • JF.com
  • QR.com
  • DatingOnline.com
  • TechnologyJobs.com
  • SuperPhones.com
  • Publishing.com

Low- and No-Reserve Auction Features Donated Domain Name Package for Haitian Relief

Moniker’s low- and no-reserve live auction at DOMAINfest will be Tuesday, January 26 from 5:00- 6:30 p.m. U.S. Pacific time (8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern time).

To assist with raising money for Haiti, Lizi Obolensky, owner of TheHamptons.com, has generously offered LocalAid.net and 50 other keyword names for the low-reserve auction.  Details on the lot of names are available at: domainauctions.moniker.com/.

“Given the vast devastation, it occurred to me that the DOMAINFest Global 2010 conference would be a terrific opportunity to raise both awareness and money immediately,” said Obolensky.  “I appreciate this opportunity to offer up a solid portfolio of diversified domains through Moniker.”

Other low- and no-reserve domain names include:

  • RefinancingRate.com
  • XmasToys.com
  • OneWayTicket.com
  • Ringtones.cn
  • CaliforniaMortgageRates.com
  • CreditReport.biz
  • CashBackRebates.com

Other Auctioned Names to Benefit Generation Rescue During the live auction, two premium domain names — Mature.net and MakeupRemover.com —  will be auctioned with all proceeds benefitting Generation Rescue, Jenny McCarthy’s foundation dedicated to funding biomedical treatment for disadvantaged families and to research into the causes of autism.

Catalog and Additional Information
The complete catalog can be found here:
domainauctions.moniker.com/viewCatalog?id=205&x=100&y=7

For more information, click here.

Multiple Bidding Opportunities Available at DOMAINfest Global Registered DOMAINfest Global attendees are automatically eligible to attend the private live auction. Bidders not in the room for the auction can place bids online through SnapNames Live™. Interested bidders may also submit an absentee bid form to the auctioneer or sign up for telephone proxy bidding.

To register for online bidding, visit domainauctions.moniker.com/2010/DOMAINfest-Global-Auctions.

Moniker will also host an extended online auction in conjunction with the live event. The online auction will run for a full week, starting on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time (9:00 p.m. Eastern time) and closing on Thursday, February 4 at 12:15 p.m. Pacific time (3:15 p.m. Eastern time).

To learn more about bidding options for this event, see a complete list of rules and procedures for all Moniker auctions and review all live and online domain auctions throughout the year, visit the Moniker Domain Auction website at domainauctions.moniker.com. Bidders may also contact sales@moniker.com or call (800) 688-6311 for more information.

Domain Name Financing Available
Domain Capital will partner with Moniker to offer financing for domain purchases made at this event or for other transactions. Please contact a sales representative at sales@moniker.com for more information.

DOMAINfest Global Registration Information Registration, which includes all sessions, meals and official parties, is available for $1,195 per guest through January 24.  The on-site per guest fee is $1,295. To register, go to www.domainfest.com/register.

About DOMAINfest®
Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net, the DOMAINfest® conference brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Visit www.domainfest.com to review the agenda and register for DOMAINfest Global 2010.

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker® and LowFares.comTM. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net.

DOMAINfest Adds Second PITCHfest Session Due to Demand

Due to an unexpectedly large number of good submissions for the PITCHfest session scheduled forTuesday, January 26, at DOMAINfest Global, a second PITCHfest session has been added. The submissions received have been extremely relevant to attendees and, accordingly, to accommodate all that deserve attention,it was decided to replace the LAUNCHfest session (scheduled for Thursday, January 28) with a second PITCHfest session.

The goal in hosting this PITCHfest contest was to find and present our audience with fresh, cutting-edge ideas on ways to improve revenue at either parked or developed domains.

Here’s more information about the sessions:

Format

Four finalists will present in the first PITCHfest session on Tuesday, and another four on Thursday.  The finalists will be given five minutes each to present their product/service concepts.

Immediately after each five minute presentation, judges will be prompted for their opinion on the merits of the product/service presented. A total of ten minutes will be allocated to the comments from all judges combined after each presentation—times are intentionally kept tight to maintain a candid, hard-hitting session.

Judges will rate each concept, assigning a score of up to 25 points in each of the following dimensions:

  • creativity
  • viability
  • originality
  • revenue potential

A winner will be announced at the end of each round. After the second round, the audience can vote for the “People’s Choice” winner from both rounds. Winners get a nice trophy, but more importantly highly visible jump start toward success for their new product/service. And the audience will learn about new ways to improve their revenue.

Dialogue and questions are expected and encouraged to continue after each PITCHfest session over during lunch between presenters, judges and any attendees with a keen interest in the given product/services.

Judges

Judges for the first contest include Frank Schilling (Name Administration, Inc.), Adam Rioux (Octane360), Eric Liaw (Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), and Ron Sheridan.

The judges who were originally scheduled to participate in judging the LAUNCHfest will now judge the second PITCHfest. They include David Liu (Jefferies and Company, Inc.) Douglas McPherson (IdeaLab), Richard Morganstern (Tech Coast Angels), and Ron Sheridan.

For more on DOMAINfest 2010 see:
domainfest.com.

Final DOMAINfest Agenda Confirmed

The final agenda for DOMAINfest to be held later this month as been announced with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, being the keynote speaker.

There will also be panel sessions with experts such as Rory Holland of Credit.com, Howard Wyner of Scentiments.com, Richard Jalchandra of Technorati Media.

Returning experts like Bruce Clay, Danny Sullivan, Ron Sheridan and Frank Schilling.

There will be targeted networking sessions that begin the day. And fun events at night at The Getty Center and Playboy Mansion.

The preliminary Moniker’s premium auction catalogue can be downloaded here:
domainauctions.moniker.com/2010/DOMAINfest-Global-Auctions

Full DOMAINfest Global 2010 Agenda Set, Including Innovative Structured Networking Sessions [news release]

–Attendee feedback leads to new start times for networking; Domain industry experts and attendees exchange ideas on key industry issues–

DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net® and organizer of the DOMAINfest Global® conference, has announced a new format for its structured networking sessions as part of this year’s event which takes place January 26-28, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. Structured networking sessions have been scheduled each morning between 9:00am-10:30am to provide attendees with more flexibility and choice. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to ask subject matter experts and fellow DOMAINfest attendees for advice and opinions on important industry issues.

Structured networking sessions include:

Wednesday, January 27
Domain Names and Legal Issues
Legal experts will share their thoughts and answer questions on the latest legal developments involving domain names, including how to avoid trademark infringement claims. Moderated by Todd Greene (Oversee.net), other experts include Steve Atlee (Winston & Strawn LLP), John Berryhill, Ph.D., Will Delgado (Willenken Wilson Loh & Lieb LLP) and Paul Keating (Renova Ltd.).

Buying and Selling Domain Names
Successful industry professionals will discuss various domain buying and selling strategies and tactics. Attendees will learn about the qualitative and quantitative factors to consider and how to estimate a domain’s value. The panel is moderated by Craig Snyder (Oversee.net) and includes Michael Berkens (Worldwide Media, Inc.), Monte Cahn (Moniker.com), Larry Fischer (DirectNavigation.com), Ari Goldberger (ESQwire.com), Kathy Nielson (Sedo) and Alan Hack.

Thursday, January 28
SEO/SEM and Domain Names
SEO, SEM, static content, user-generated content, leveraging social networks… the list of what to include in website development and growth plans is long and sometimes conflicting. Ryan Berryman (Oversee.net) moderates a group including Bruce Clay (Bruce Clay, Inc.), Dan Ho (AdKnowledge), Richard Jalchandra (Technorati Media), Bruce Marler (Localtek, LLC), Reed Shelly (Oversee.net), Melodie Tao (a Marketing Coach and Social Media Strategist) and Dorian Quispe (Oversee.net).

Website Development Tips
Join domain development experts to discuss build-out strategies, monetization options, and how to prioritize usage of resources. Attendees will walk away with tips, advice, and best practices to help ensure the success of domain build-out projects. The moderator will be Ron Sheridan (Oversee.net), and experts include Michael and David Castello (Castello Cities Internet Network, Inc.), Brian Gilbert (Thomason Management, Inc.), Rick Waters (Webcast 1, Inc.) and Howard Wyner (Scentiments.com).

New End-User Markets for Domain Names
Which TLDs are best positioned to reach new end-user markets? An international group of experts will offer opinions and predictions that could help shape future domain investment and/or build-out strategies and priorities. Moderated by Joerg Schnermann (Oversee.net), experts include Edmon Chung (DotAsia Organisation), Gregg McNair (PPX International Limited), Lori Anne Wardi (.CO Internet S.A.S.) and Nico Zeifang (Zeifang.com GmbH).

DOMAINfest General Session Panels
DOMAINfest’s General Session Panels will once again be held in a fireside chat format to facilitate a more engaging dialog.  The topics were formulated to address the most timely and important domain industry issues.  At the end of each panel, the audience will have a chance to ask questions. This year’s lineup includes:

Tuesday, January 26
New gTLDs: Bonanza or Bust?
This session will discuss the market potential of new global top-level domains like .younameit.  Will they provide powerful online-marketing and branding opportunities? Panelists will offer perspectives on how to prepare for the coming of the new gTLDs. Mason Cole moderates a panel including include Ken Hansen, John Nevett, and Kurt Pritz.

Wednesday, January 27
Turning Killer Domain Names Into Killer Websites Expert panelists present examples of developed websites that lead their niches in attracting traffic and generating revenue. They will decode the key elements that make these websites great, providing numerous tips and tactics for attendee website projects. Moderated by Ron Sheridan, panelists will include Brian Gilbert, Rory Holland, Rick Waters, and Howard Wyner.

Domain Names: How Prime Internet Real Estate Builds SEO and SEM Success Domain names are often overlooked – but absolutely essential – when it comes to attracting both organic and paid-search traffic. This panel of specialists will share real-life examples of how the right domain names – the right Internet real estate – can make a big difference in SEO and SEM results. The moderator is Ryan Berryman. Panelists include Bruce Clay, Dan Ho, Richard Jalchandra, Danny Sullivan, and Melodie Tao.

PITCHfest and LAUNCHfest Contest Sessions The presentations of PITCHfest contest finalists will introduce attendees to new, innovative products or services designed to enhance traffic and revenue at parked or developed domain names.  Judges for the contest include Frank Schilling, Adam Rioux, and Ron Sheridan. The LAUNCHfest contest will reward the most innovative and viable plan for building an online business around one of ten undeveloped, premium domain names made available by Oversee.net.  Judges include David Liu, Douglas McPherson, and Richard Morganstern.

CONTESTS BEGIN AT 12:00:00 PM (NOON) (PT) ON 11/20/09.  ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 AM (PT) ON 1/15/09.  See official rules available at  www.domainfest.com/launchfest and www.domainfest.com/pitchfest for entry instructions and prize details and terms.  Contests open to individual legal residents of the United States who are the age of majority or older in their respective states of residence as of 11/20/09.  Additional terms and restrictions apply. Void where prohibited.  All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply.

DFG Keynoter
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, is one of the most respected and successful business innovators in the new economy.  As DOMAINfest’s keynote speaker, Tony will share his unique perspective on what it takes to be successful in life and in business.

Moniker® Auctions
Moniker will be hosting three auctions, including a Low & No Reserve Live Domain Auction on Tuesday, January 26 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PST, a Premium Live Domain Auction on Thursday, January 28 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST, and an Extended Online Premium Auction from Thursday, January 28 through Thursday, February 4.  The two live auctions offer real-time online viewing and bidding from anywhere in the world via free software that can be downloaded.  To view the list of names included in these Moniker Auctions, and for details on how to bid remotely, please visit:  domainfest.com/auction.

Fun Events

Getty Center
The Getty Center will be the venue for the DOMAINfest Networking Dinner Party scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.  Guests will have exclusive access to the West Pavilion and its collection of important works of art, as well as to the Special Exhibition Pavilion.

Fundraising Party at the Playboy Mansion DomainSponsor® will be hosting its second annual fundraising event at the Playboy Mansion on January 28.  This year’s proceeds will benefit Jenny McCarthy’s Generation Rescue Foundation.  The event will be hosted by Playboy Playmates Tiffany Selby and Kara Monaco. Guests will be able to purchase raffle tickets for great prizes.  One of the prizes will be two VIP tickets to join Jenny McCarthy & Jim Carrey at their annual fundraising Gala benefiting Generation Rescue.

Sponsors
The list of sponsors at DOMAINfest Global 2010 will include a wide range of leading service providers. Companies sponsoring and/or exhibiting at DOMAINfest include CPX Interactive, .CO, Banks.com/InterSearch.com, .ME, Affinity, EuroDNS, Skenzo, DomainMonster.com, Neustar, Parked.com, WhyPark.com, Sedo, Bank of America, DomainersChoice.com, Elephant Traffic, NameJet, TrafficMedia, VeriSign, AdKnowledge, Text-Link-Ads, DotAsia, DomainManagement.net, Trellian/Above.com, Casale Media, .AT, theWHIR, DomainAdvertising/Skenzo, AdMarketplace and The Water School.

Registration Information
Registration, which includes all sessions, meals and official parties, is available for $1,195 per guest from through January 24.  The on-site per guest fee is $1,295. To register, go to www.domainfest.com/register.

About DOMAINfest®
Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net, the DOMAINfest® conference brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Visit www.domainfest.com to review the agenda and register for DOMAINfest Global 2010.

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker® and LowFares.comTM. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net.